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Louisiana Recreational Use Statute

LOUISIANA REVISED STATUTES
TITLE 9: CIVIL CODE ANCILLARIES
CODE BOOK III: OF THE DIFFERENT MODES OF ACQUIRING THE OWNERSHIP OF THINGS
CODE TITLE V: OF QUASI CONTRACTS, AND OF OFFENSES AND QUASI OFFENSES
CHAPTER 2: OF OFFENSES AND QUASI OFFENSES

§2791. Liability of owner or occupant of property not used primarily for commercial recreational purposes

A. An owner, lessee, or occupant of premises owes no duty of care to keep such premises safe for entry or use by others for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, sightseeing or boating or to give warning of any hazardous conditions, use of, structure or activities on such premises to persons entering for such purposes. If such an owner, lessee or occupant give permission to another to enter the premises for such recreational purposes he does not thereby extend any assurance that the premises are safe for such purposes or constitute the person to whom permission is granted one to whom a duty of care is owed, or assume responsibility for or incur liability for any injury to persons or property caused by any act of person to whom permission is granted.

B. This Section does not exclude any liability which would otherwise exist for deliberate and willful or malicious injury to persons or property, nor does it create any liability where such liability does not now exist. Furthermore the provisions of this Section shall not apply when the premises are used principally for a commercial, recreational enterprise for profit; existing law governing such use is not changed by this Section.

C. The word “premises” as used in this Section includes lands, roads, waters, water courses, private ways and buildings, structures, machinery or equipment thereon.

D. The limitation of liability extended by this Section to the owner, lessee, or occupant of premises shall not be affected by the granting of a lease, right of use, or right of occupancy for any recreational purpose which may limit the use of the premises to persons other than the entire public or by the posting of the premises so as to limit the use of the premises to persons other than the entire public.

HISTORY: Acts 1964, No. 248,§ §1-3; Acts 1989, No. 534,§ 1.


SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Text of Code also available at http://www.legis.state.la.us/tsrs/RS/9/RS_9_2791.htm on 11/13/00.